Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to common questions regarding the annual Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival.
When is the Festival?
— The ACD Festival is held the week / weekend prior to Labor Day in Auburn Indiana annually. Most events consistently take place on the same day that week - for example the Kick-Off Luncheon is always held on the Thursday prior to Labor Day.
Does the Festival offer past souvenir items? For example, I need a collector’s plate from 2002, can the festival provide that?
— Yes and no. The festival has a small inventory of past items including posters, bumper stickers, collector’s plates, lapel pins, and badges. Let us know what you need and we can see if we have it.
Where can I stay when I visit?
— Visit Historic DeKalb County In Northeast Indiana | DeKalb County Visitors Bureau
Explanation of different organizations
— ACD Club
The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club was founded in 1952 and currently boasts 1,800 world wide members. The ACD Club's purpose is the restoration and preservation of original ACD automobiles. It isn't required that you own an original car, you just need an interest to join the ACD Club.
Visit ACD Club website
— Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum
The museum has the greatest and most extensive collection of Auburn, Cord, and Duesenberg automobiles in the world, and features the largest exhibit of Duesenberg automobiles on public display in the world! This is a destination that you and your family can not miss!
Visit Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum website
— National Auto and Truck Museum (NATM)
It is the mission of NATM to exhibit cars that have been built in the tradition of the Auburn Automobile Comapny. These include outstanding examples of postwar cars. Trucks exhibited range from 1907 to modern concept trucks. The truck heritage of the City of Auburn and its McIntyre Company, which built a full range of trucks from 1907 until about 1915, is recognized.
Visit NATM website
- Worldwide Auctioneers
The sale and acquisition of vintage motorcars is our core business, and no one is better qualified than us. Our sole focus is on helping collectors buy and sell great motorcars, whether privately or at auction. We're unique in having owners who are also our chief auctioneers with whom you deal with directly. We are absolutely invested in achieving the best result for you. No one knows your motorcar better, because we consigned it, researched it and marketed it. No other auction company is better placed to properly represent your investment on the auction podium.
I would like to be a food vendor at the festival, who do I contact?
Can I bring my kids, pets, bicycle, skateboard, scooter, personal golf carts, drone?
— Yes to kids, no to everything else.
Where can I park?
— Street parking is available throughout downtown and residential areas.